Golden Globe Awards 2021: Who are the nominees?
Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker and Empire actress Taraji P Henson read out the nominations for the 78th Golden Globe Awards. They appeared on NBC's Today show to announce the nominees of top categories, while rest of the announcement was aired live on the Golden Globe's website and E! digital channels. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be this year's hosts.
Viola Davis top nominee in Best Actress (Drama) category
Henson announced nominees for categories such as best performance by actors in a limited series, best performance by an actor in a motion picture. Dev Patel and Sacha Baron Cohen appeared on the list. Viola Davis surfaced as one of the nominees for the female counterpart of the category for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. After an interval, Parker returned for the next lot.
As expected: Chadwick Boseman received posthumous nod
Promising Young Woman, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Judas and the Black Messiah were some of the titles that stood out in the nominations. As was expected, Chadwick Boseman, who passed away last August due to cancer, received a posthumous nod in the Best Actor category for his incredible role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, his last feature film.
'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' got nominated in three major categories
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm also became a recurring name on the nomination list in categories such as Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy (Sacha Baron Cohen) and Best Actress in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy (Maria Bakalova). "It's definitely an accomplishment. It puts you up with the greats!" said Henson, while announcing.
'The Croods', 'Soul' top players in Best Motion Picture (Animated-category)
The other nominees of the Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) category are Hamilton, Music, Palm Springs and The Prom. The Father, Mank, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman and The Trial of the Chicago 7 form the nominees for Best Motion Picture (Drama) category. Best Motion Picture (Animated category) has the usual suspects: The Croods: A New Age, Onward, Over The Moon, Soul and Wolfwalkers.
This is one category that is pretty starry!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series/Motion Picture Made for Television has big names: Bryan Cranston (Your Honor), Jeff Daniels (The Comey Rule), Hugh Grant (The Undoing), Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much is True) and Ethan Hawke (The Good Lord Bird).
'Normal People' shocker: Paul Mescal snubbed, while Daisy Edgar-Jones nominated
However, fans are not happy with the treatment meted out to Normal People, which had its lead actress Daisy Edgar-Jones earning her first-ever Golden Globes nomination, while co-star Paul Mescal got snubbed royally. As a result, people have started expressing their angst on Twitter, with some calling out the ceremony for giving Emily In Paris two nominations, while ignoring breakout star, Mescal.
'Mank's six nominations, 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' next
Few of the other commendable stars who are surprisingly absent from this year's Golden Globes nomination are Anthony Starr from The Boys, Hugh Jackman for Bad Education, Letitia Wright from Small Axe and Zoe Kravitz from High Fidelity. Notably, Mank grabbed six nominations, followed by five for The Trial of the Chicago 7 while Promising Young Woman and Nomadland secured four nominations each.